Eat, Pray, Laugh!
Jewish princess seeks Indian guru for one life stand in Alicia DattnerÂÂs Eat, Pray, Laugh!
Stand up comic and solo artist Alicia Dattner, winner of SF Fringe's 2008 "Best Female Solo Act," returns to the Bay Area after a world tour with stops in London and Mumbai, to bring her award winning solo show Eat, Pray, Laugh! to the Off-Market Theaters, 965 Mission St, Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm, January 20th through February 24th, 2009. Tickets are $20 at the door and online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Eat, Pray, Laugh!, directed by Katie Rubin, chronicles Alicia's three-month solo trip across India in search of spiritual salvation ÂÂ as fate would have it, the trip looks nothing like she imagined. From seductive French yoga teachers to scary Indian toilets, Alicia dishes on everything including the Italian fashion exporter with a Krishna fetish and mosquitoes the size of small ponies, to Chabad Jews on the Ganges and ultimately, the true meaning of mustaches and masala chai.
After a knockout world premiere run at this yearÂÂs SF Fringe, Alicia took Eat, Pray, Laugh! on the road and across the pond. Stops included London, England, as well as Mumbai and Tiruvanamalai, India, where she incorporated a spirited round of Kirtan chanting with the audience into the performance. The revamped show, which now includes an opening act by Katie Rubin performing excerpts from her own upcoming solo show, will also be complete with chai (delicious tea), kirtan (Indian call and response singing), and prasad (an offering of sweets) at each performance. Eat, Pray, Laugh! is part of the kick-off to Solo @ Off-Market in 2010.
A graduate of filmmaking and screenwriting at Hampshire College, Alicia has been performing standup for over a decade, sharing the stage with funny, talented comics such as Bill Santiago, Eugene Mirman, Arj Barker, W. Kamau Bell, Vanda Mikoloski, and Amy Stiller. Alicia is a regular at Cobb's Comedy Club and The Punch Line in San Francisco, and has performed at The Improv and the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, as well as Gotham Comedy Club in New York and Gut Rocking Comedy in London. Alicia has also published a hilarious self-help book, ÂÂGetting Shit Done,ÂÂ and started and ran a circus called ÂÂThe Latest Show on EarthÂÂ which toured nationally. She is a creativity coach, laughter yoga teacher, and transformational workshop leader. http://www.aliciadattner.com
Katie Rubin received her MFA in Acting from UC Davis and earned her BA in Theater and Dance at Amherst College; Her first solo show, Insides OUT! received a nine week production at The Sacramento Theater Company in March and April of 2006. www.katierubin.com
965 Mission St, Stage 205
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|